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The Year of Our Lord 1951

Diocese Events

July to December

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12 JulDiocese of Shillong, India (Lakimpur, Naga Hills, Sibsagar, and Manipur) Territory LostDiocese of Dibrugarh, India Erected
12 JulPrefecture Apostolic of Kyoto, Japan
Diocese of Osaka, Japan (Tosa, Talieno, Naka, Amada, Rumano, Kasa, and Ilcaruga)
ElevatedDiocese of Kyōto, Japan Elevated
12 JulVicariate Apostolic of Nyassa, Malawi Name ChangedVicariate Apostolic of Likuni, Malawi Name Changed
12 JulPrefecture Apostolic of Mindoro, Philippines ElevatedVicariate Apostolic of Calapan, Philippines (and name change) Elevated
12 JulNunciature to Liberia (to Internunciature) Elevated
19 JulDiocese of Guadeloupe et Basse-Terre, Antilles Name ChangedDiocese of Basse-Terre (et Pointe-à-Pitre), Guadeloupe, Antilles Name Changed
19 JulPrefecture Apostolic of Kankan, Guinea (Macenta) Territory LostPrefecture Apostolic of N’Zérékoré, Guinea Territory Added
19 JulPrefecture Apostolic of N’Zérékoré, Guinea (Siguirini and Kankan) Territory LostPrefecture Apostolic of Kankan, Guinea Territory Added
1 AugDiocese of Nueva Pamplona, Colombia (Northern part of the territory to the east)
Diocese of Santa Marta, Colombia (Norte Santander)
Territory LostTerritorial Prelature of Bertrania en el Catatumbo, Colombia Erected
15 AugCongregation of the Sons of Merciful Love Founded
1 SepArchdiocese of Bogotá, Colombia (Cogua, Nemocòn, San Cayetano, Suesca, Villapinzón, Chaguani, Guachetù, Cunubà, Caparrapi, Utica, La Paz de Calamoimaf Puerto Salgar, Manta, Tibirita, Supatà, Paime, Villagòmez, Fùquene, Simijaca, El Peñón, Yacopì, San Antonio de Aguilera, El Carmen de...) Territory LostDiocese of Zipaquirá, Colombia Erected
10 SepVicariate Apostolic of Los Ríos, Ecuador ElevatedTerritorial Prelature of Los Ríos, Ecuador Elevated
9 OctDelegation to Pakistan ElevatedNunciature to Pakistan (to Internunciature) Elevated
18 OctVicariate Apostolic of Bobo-Dioulasso, Burkina Faso (Dédougou, Boromo, and Houndé along with Founzan) Territory LostPrefecture Apostolic of Nouna, Burkina Faso Territory Added
18 OctPrefecture Apostolic of Nouna, Burkina Faso ElevatedVicariate Apostolic of Nouna, Burkina Faso Elevated
31 OctVicariate Apostolic of Addis Abeba, Ethiopia
Prefecture Apostolic of Dessié, Ethiopia
Prefecture Apostolic of Endeber, Ethiopia
Prefecture Apostolic of Gondar, Ethiopia
Territory LostApostolic Exarchate of Addis Abeba (Ethiopian), Ethiopia Erected
31 OctOrdinariate of Eritrea (Ethiopian), Eritrea ElevatedApostolic Exarchate of Asmara (Ethiopian), Eritrea Elevated
8 NovArchdiocese of Agra, India (Bareilly) Territory LostDiocese of Lucknow, India Territory Added
14 NovOrdinariate of Brazil, Faithful of the Eastern Rites Erected
15 NovArchdiocese of Canberra (and Goulburn), Australia
Archdiocese of Sydney, Australia
Territory LostDiocese of Wollongong, Australia Erected
13 DecVicariate Apostolic of Chiquitos, Bolivia (Ñuflo de Chávez) Territory LostVicariate Apostolic of Ñuflo de Chávez, Bolivia Erected
13 DecDiocese of Nagpur, India (Rest of Raigarh)
Diocese of Ranchi, India (Surguia and most of Raigarh)
Territory LostDiocese of Raigarh-Ambikapur, India Erected
13 DecVicariate Apostolic of Bukoba, Tanzania (Kisïba, Missenyi, and part of Kiymia) Territory LostVicariate Apostolic of Kagera Inferiore, Tanzania Erected
13 DecVicariate Apostolic of Libreville, Gabon (Souanké) Territory LostVicariate Apostolic of Fort-Rousset, Congo Territory Added
21 DecFranciscan Friars of the Atonement Decretum Laudis
21 DecNunciature to Austria (to Nunciature) Elevated


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